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Fuel; Oil - Craftsman 247.795950 Owner's Manual

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• To lower the hopper assembly,
use one hand to
grasp the handle at the top of the hopper assembly
and lift slightly.
Pull up on the release
bar, and
lower the hopper assembly to the ground. Release
the bar. See figure 10.
Hopper
Assembly
GASAND 01LFILL-UP(OilPacked w ith Unit)
OIL
Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API
service classification SF, SG or SH. Select the oil's
viscosity grade according to your expected operating
temperature.
Colder
<
32°F
=
Warmer
Release
Bar
FIGURE 10.
• Bulky material, such as stalks or heavy branches,
up to 3" in diameter, should be fed into the chipper
chute. See figure 11.
WARNING:
MAKE CERTAIN
THE CHIP-
PER CHUTE
DOOR IS CLOSED
WHEN
NOT IN USE.
3" Maximum
Diameter
Drain
Chipper
Chute
FIGURE 11.
IMPORTANT:
There is a flail screen located inside
the housing in the discharge
area. If the flail screen
becomes clogged, remove and clean as instructed in
the Service and Adjustments
section. For best per-
formance, it is important to keep the shredding blade
and the chipper blades sharp. If the composition of
the material
being discharged changes
(becomes
stringy, etc.) or if the rate at which the material is dis-
charged slows down considerably, it is likely that the
shredding blade and/or chipper blades are dull and
need
to be
replaced.
Refer
to
Service
and
Adjustments section.
5W30
SAE 30
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity
oils (5W30, 10W30,
etc.) improve starting in cold weather, these multi-
viscosity oils will result in increased oil consumption
when used above 32°F. Check your oil level more fre-
quently to avoid possible
engine
damage
from
running low on oil.
• Fill engine with oil as follows. Remove oil fill dip-
stick. See figure 12. With chipper-shredder level,
use a funnel to fill engine with oil to FULL mark on
dipstick. Capacity is approximately
1-1/4 pints (20
oz.). Be careful not to overfill. Tilt chipper-shredder
toward the left (from behind the hopper), then re-
level. Check oil level. Refill to FULL mark on dip-
stick if necessary. Replace dipstick and tighten.
Oil
Fill
Dipstick
Oil
Drain
FIGURE 12.
GAS
Remove fuel cap and fill fuel tank with about 1 gal-
lon of clean, fresh,
lead-free
grade automotive
gasoline. DO NOT use Ethyl or high octane gaso-
line. Be certain container
is clean and free from
rust or foreign
particles. Never use gasoline that
may be stale from long periods of storage in the
container. Replace fuel cap.
WARNING:
DO NOT FILL CLOSER THAN
1/2 INCH OF TOP OF FUEL TANK
TO
PREVENT
SPILLS AND TO ALLOW FOR
FUEL
EXPANSION.
IF GASOLINE
IS
ACCIDENTLY
SPILLED, MOVE CHIPPER-
SHREDDER
AWAY
FROM
AREA
OF
SPILL. AVOID CREATING
ANY SOURCE
OF IGNITION UNTIL GASOLINE VAPORS
HAVE DISAPPEARED.
Check the fuel level periodically to avoid running out
of gasoline while operating the chipper-shredder.
If

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